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Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori

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By Lian Hearn

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Format: Paperback, 344 pages
Published In: United States, 01 June 2004
Grass for His Pillowis the second book in theTales of the Otoriseries by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the relatedseries, The Tale of Shikanoko. Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first bookin the Tales of the Otori series, was an international bestseller and critical success, named by the London Times as "the most compelling novel to have been published this year." With Grass for His Pillow, Book Two, we return to the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's creation a land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances.In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is no place for passionate young love. The orphan Takeo has been condemned to work as an assassin an enforced occupation that his father sacrificed his own life to escape. Meanwhile, Takeo s beloved Shirakawa Kaede, heir to the Murayama and alone in the world, must find a way to unify the domain she has inherited, as she fights off the advances of would-be suitors and hopes against fading hope that Takeo will return to her...

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About the Author

Lian Hearn is the pseudonym for the writer Gillian Rubinstein, currently living in Australia, who has a lifelong interest in Japan, has lived there, and speaks Japanese. All five books in the Tales of the Otori series--Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, The Harsh Cry of the Heron, and Heaven's Net is Wide--are available now from Riverhead Books. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko.

Reviews

"Lian Hearn has created a world I anticipate returning to with pleasure." "As exciting a debut as any in recent years--part Shogun, part Lord of the Flies and entirely enchanting." "Contains the same fantastic characters and fabulous events as its predecessor. The second in the series will certainly appeal to readers who enjoyed the author's popular Across the Nightingale Floor." A welcome sequel to the deliciously readable "Across the Nightingale Floor" ("New York Times Book Review") "A welcome sequel...deliciously readable. In this new volume, we find ourselves once again transported to a medieval Japan of the imagination: a harsh land ruled by local warlords, an essentially static social order in which family ties bind tightly, a culture that mixes great refinement with unspeakable brutality...Reads like a fine translation from the Japanese."--The New York Times Book Review"This is the second installment in Hearn's trilogy and astonishingly it's even better than volume one...the emotional power of the story is vastly magnified. Time and destiny are almost tangible in the novel...The beauty, savagery and strangeness of Hearn's gripping tale is heightened by her exquisite, crystalline prose."--The Independent (UK) A welcome sequel...deliciously readable. In this new volume, we find ourselves once again transported to a medieval Japan of the imagination: a harsh land ruled by local warlords, an essentially static social order in which family ties bind tightly, a culture that mixes great refinement with unspeakable brutality...Reads like a fine translation from the Japanese. Â The New York Times Book Review This is the second installment in Hearn s trilogy and astonishingly it s even better than volume one...the emotional power of the story is vastly magnified. Time and destiny are almost tangible in the novel...The beauty, savagery and strangeness of Hearn s gripping tale is heightened by her exquisite, crystalline prose. Â The Independent on Sunday (UK)"

EAN: 9781594480034
ISBN: 1594480036
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Dimensions: 19.74 x 13.67 x 2.51 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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